Friday, April 12

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Remembering the Roots

Remembering the Roots: On Staying Well

It is a wonderful moment to tune into our wellness practices and strategies around getting or staying well in the coming seasons. Broths and mineral-rich infusions are the foundation of my autumn and wintertime rituals of immunity and nourishment.  Bone broth or vegetable broth made from all the scrap ends of your carrots, onions, celery, mushroom stems are an amazing base to not only soups but even sautés and smoothies. Add in some garlic, reishi and astragalus root (to the broth as you’re making it) and you have yourself an ultra-potent medicinal broth.  A kitchen staple that I choose to not...

Remembering the Roots: Threshold of the Liminal

The harvest is upon us. Cottonwoods and maples have well begun their turnings and the mountainside is awash in gold. The light has changed and the first of the autumnal breezes have come to caress our brows.  What do you celebrate at this mighty threshold?  Toes hanging over the near edge of the dark time, where the sun hangs low and dreamtime claims zenith: Welcome to the Liminal.   This is the time of year where we honor all the fruits of the harvest and begin looking death in the face. The sap will retreat, the herbaceous plants will die back...

Remembering the Roots: Truth Requires Thorns

“Love speaks in flowers, Truth requires thorns.”    –Leigh Bardugo Meandering along the creeks and through the woods this time of year, I enjoy seeing the bare stems of the plants and bushes that will soon be full with leaves and buds, flowers and fruits as the rhythms of spring and summer pulse along. What has caught my attention as of late are the Thorned Ones. Thorns protect. Protect the silky soft petals of the rose we have come to venerate so highly and adore, as well as her nutrient-dense hips. The thorns protect this other member of the rose family;...

Remembering the Roots: Threshold of the Liminal

The harvest is upon us. Cottonwoods and maples have well begun their turnings...

Remembering the Roots: Truth Requires Thorns

“Love speaks in flowers, Truth requires thorns.”    –Leigh Bardugo Meandering along the creeks and...
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